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Kirkwood wins first State Championship

5:28 PM, Nov. 24, 2012 EST

Jordan Bishop threw for three touchdowns, one to twin brother Jarrod, to lead Kirkwood to a 31-7 win over Fort Osage in the Missouri Class 5 state championship game.
Kirkwood (13-0) claimed its first football crown Friday night in its third title-game appearance. Kirkwood lost to Staley 35-21 in the championship game last season.
Jordan Bishop hit on nine of 23 passes for 146 yards. His 7-yard pass to Jarrod Bishop gave the Pioneers a 14-0 lead late in the first quarter. Jordan Bishop connected with Clyde Benson on a 73-yard scoring toss 5:42 into the contest.
Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis, broke a 10-game losing streak by St. Louis-area teams in state championship contests.
Fort Osage (12-2), located in the Kansas City suburb of Independence, had won its previous seven games by a combined 228-34.

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11/23/2012 11:53:17 PM (GMT -6:00)



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